With 17 players out, USC held a brief 52- play scrimmage. Here’s some stats:
Cody Kessler 5-9, 99 yards, 2 TD
Max Wittek 3-5, 84 yards, 1 TD
*Max Browne did not play as much as Kessler/Wittek
Buck Allen 13-71 yards
Justin Davis 11-54 yards, 2 TD
Nelson Agholor 3-93 yards, 2 TD
Josh Shaw 4.5
J.R. Tavai 4 (1.5 sacks)
Consider some of the things Florida Gulf Coast does not have like all the other Sweet 16 basketball programs.
1.) A shoe deal with Nike or Adidas. Florida Gulf Coast buys its own equipment and gear because it has no sponsors.
2.) A fully staffed coaching and administrative staff. USC does not lack when it comes to hiring people for sports.
3.) Florida Gulf Coast’s Alico Arena seats 4,500. The Galen Center seats 10,258.
Looks like even USC should be able to close this deal.
The Bills were conspicuous in their absence at USC Pro Day because they need a QB and draft eighth. So Barkley seems a candidate if Geno Smith is already gone. But they will meet Barkley on Monday.
If Smith is gone, would Buffalo take Barkley? Respected NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock says Barkley is a late-first round pick.
That is what Yahoo Sports is reporting today. Enfield is a hot name right now. One has to wonder what USC’s vision for basketball is because who really watched Enfield until the past week-or-so?
USC knows Florida Gulf Coast beat Georgetown. Does it know Florida Gulf Coast lost twice to Lipscomb?
Here some impressions of the USC basketball coaching candidates:
Gregg Marshall, Wichita State: Imagine being the King of Wichita and then being told to play second fiddle to Lane Kiffin.
Mike Hopkins, Syracuse assistant: I have a soft spot for someone I saw play at Mater Dei but I wonder if Syracuse might prefer him getting USC job so it can hire someone else to replace Jim Boeheim.
Andy Enfield, Florida Gulf Coast: What does USC really know about him?
Tim Floyd, UTEP: Has a loyal following of boosters lobbying away. Who supplies the nicotine gum if he comes back?
Tony Bennett, Virginia: I seem to be the only one pushing for him to get the job.
Ben Howland, ex-UCLA: If he coached at any other school, he would probably be at top of the list.
Reggie Theus: USC beaten to the punch by Cal State Northridge.
Mike Brown: After coaching LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, how would you like your cell phone calls being monitored by the compliance office?